1994 Dodge Colt ES 4-door
I am the 57 year-old original owner of this 212,xxx mile car.
The oil and filter have been changed every 3,000 miles, the last ten years with synthetic blend.
It has made a 40 mile round trip every day, 35 of those being interstate miles.
The car runs great, shifts great, drives great, handles like new, and gets 30 mpg.
It uses a quart of oil in about 2,000 miles.
It has a new battery and a fairly new distributor.
The timing belt was replaced at 164,xxx miles, the same time a new head gasket was installed.
Mechanically, I feel the car is excellent and the winner can plan on driving it home.
The paint and interior are original. The spoiler , door handles, and bumper covers are either dull or flaking, the hood has typical chips, the headlights aren't too faded. The interior is splitting and there are some stains, but not bad overall. The A/C and cruise work, along with the Pioneer stereo and the remote mirrors. There was a minor accident involving the drivers side, primarily the rear door. The front door has minor damage, the rear door probably should be replaced. I did an online search and there's plenty of doors out there. The doors and windows still function correctly. The trunk is clean, with the original spare. There are no oil or coolant drips or leaks and it's all original and unaltered under the hood. The brakes are good. Fairly new Raybestos pads on the front.
I had not planned on selling this car, but I had been looking for a 2005-2006 Corolla XRS and finally found one 200 miles from here and bought it. Because I was planning on keeping the Colt, and before I found the XRS, I bought new 205/60R16 Michelins for the Colt and had the 16x7.5 ICW wheels refinished at the same time. I have had these wheels for about ten years and they are true and balance well. The tuner lug nut adapter is included. The tires and refinished wheels have less than 500 miles on them. The wheels were professionally refinished: media blasted and two-part base/clear used. They look like new.
Mechanically, this car is A-1. This is a 100% Japanese-made car and it proves the theories about Japanese cars being longevity champs. It needs nothing mechanically, buy it and drive it immediately. I have most of the service records. The original 14" steel wheels, plastic wheelcovers, and worn-out tires are included with the car, if wanted.
Please look closely at the pictures and email me with any questions you have. You should inspect this car in person before bidding. The high bidder will be expected to buy the car. Please don't win the auction then decide you don't want it.
There is, of course, no warranty, and the car must be picked up locally, or if shipping is desired, the buyer will need to arrange that.
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:30:00 EST
Just 305 units of the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport are the subject of a recall over a potential suspension issue. Crossovers made from January 17-25 of this year might suffer from a bad weld on the front left strut's stabilizer link. If it fails, damage to the brake hose or tire could result, in turn making steering or braking control of the compact CUV more difficult.
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 18:31:00 EST
When the recall begins, owners can take their Outlander Sports to Mitsubishi dealers for inspection and replacement of the strut assembly if necessary. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bulletin below has more information.
With the Bangkok Motor Show coming up at the end of this month, Mitsubishi is giving us a teaser of a new concept vehicle called the Concept G4. Standing for "Global 4-door," the G4 shows what Mitsubishi has planned for its global compact sedan, which is known as the Mitsubishi Lancer in most parts of the world.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:30:00 EST
This single sketch doesn't provide too many details about the new concept, but we can see cues like the oversized headlights, a six-sided grille, vertical foglight bezels and sharp body lines. From what we can tell of the teaser, Mitsubishi might be moving away from the in-your-face, gaping-grille design introduced on the current Lancer, but we're also getting a lot of Kia and Nissan vibes. This will be Mitsubishi's third concept vehicle to debut this month following the Concept CA-MiEV and Concept GR-HEV we saw in Geneva.
In a press release posted below, Mitsubishi says that this car will be powered by a 1.2-liter MIVEC engine paired to a continuously variable transmission, and that many aspects of the car's development will help reduce weight.
Take a listen folks - you're hearing the eventual future of motorsports. This is Greg Tracy and the Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III as they assault the treacherous course at Pikes Peak in just 9:08.188.
This run is significant for a number of reasons. As we recapped in our Pikes Peak finale post, Tracy's run was a mere two seconds off the best overall time at this year's event, snagging him and Mitsubishi second place overall, as well as first in the Electric Modified class and the fourth fastest time ever recorded. Perhaps more importantly, though, Tracy thoroughly trounced the previous EV record at Pikes Peak, beating the legendary Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima's 2013 best of 9:46.530.
It's an impressive feat, and now you can experience the whole run from as near a first-person viewpoint as you're going to get. Scroll down and have a look.